I am using SharePoint 2013 Online/Office 365. Since I read that the _vin... user profile services through InfoPath are not available for the Office 365 version of SharePoint, I am trying a new approach through a workflow.

The workflow calls the API and is suppose to bring back the cell phone of the user based on the user account, however, each time I try it, I get the following error:

{"odata.error":{"code":"-2147024891, System.UnauthorizedAccessException","message":{"lang":"en-US","value":"Access denied. You do not have permission to perform this action or access this resource."}}}

I should have full control however to the entire SharePoint site, so I'm wondering if something is wrong with my call to the API. In the workflow, I am calling the following HTTP Web service:


and then recording the response from the result. No matter what I try, it is not working. Or is there a better way to do this? Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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here is what MSFT stance on this:

I should say that, REST service partly work in SharePoint Online. I’d tried to confirm this question in our internal resource, and got the information as the following:

With the scenario we use REST service in InfoPath, it will works when we preview forms in the client, as soon as we publish it to SharePoint Online and trying to open it via a browser, it will throw errors.

I hope this information helps.

Thanks, Evan Zhang

Essentially, this means that REST cannot be used with workflows or InfoPath forms deployed/published to SharePoint online. Right?

Yes, it's correct.


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